Re: Mounting disks
On Sat, 29 Nov 2003 11:46:13 +0000, James Hosken wrote:
> Quoting Carl Fink <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 07:03:57PM +0000, James Hosken wrote:
>> > mount -t ext2 /dev/hdb5 /mnt/old-disk/
>> > and I get the error
>> > mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb5,
>> > or too many mounted file systems
>> > I'm pritty sure that it is the right file systems, I was using Mandrake
>> > standard setup. I think the disk may be a bit dodgy. Is there any thing
>> that I
>> > can do? I know there are several superblocks for this soer of thing.
>> Well, starting from the end: how many filesystems do you have mounted?
>> Run fdisk or cfdisk on /dev/hdb and see what partition type /dev/hdb5
>> really is.
>> If it's ext2, run e2fsck on it.
> Thanks for the reply, it is hdb8 that I'm really intrested in rather than hdb5
> Here's he result from fdisk
> Disk /dev/hdb: 41.1 GB, 41174138880 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 5005 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/hdb1 * 117 510 3164805 b W95 FAT32
> /dev/hdb2 511 5005 36106087+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hdb5 511 573 506016 83 Linux
> /dev/hdb6 574 604 248976 82 Linux swap
> /dev/hdb7 605 986 3068383+ 83 Linux
> /dev/hdb8 987 5005 32282586 83 Linux
> Here is the result from fsck /dev/hdb8
> fsck 1.35-WIP (21-Aug-2003)
> e2fsck 1.35-WIP (21-Aug-2003)
> fsck.ext2: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while tr
> ying to open /dev/hdb8
> Could this be a zero-length partition?
> I have run fsck on hdb5 and hdb7 as well and they come back with the same error.
> Any surgestions?
What happens if you try to mount any of these without specifying a type?
And, if mount is successful, what did it mount it as?
Example - what's the output from this?
mount /dev/hdb5 /mnt/old-disk/
mount | grep /mnt/old-disk
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